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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do animals hibernate?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Animals can get through winter in all kinds of ways. We cats like to curl up on a cozy couch. Some penguins huddle in groups to create heat. A lot of birds fly south to warmer weather. Perhaps you put on mittens and a coat. » More …

Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

Veterinary prof a fellow of National Academy of Inventors

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor Katrina L. Mealey has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors – a prestigious group of scientists that includes 27 Nobel laureates. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: How do vaccines work?

dr-universe-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The quick, little sting of a vaccine shot can provide us with some big protection from germs that cause disease. » More …

Researchers develop novel wound healing technology

before-and-after-cell-stress-80By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: How does digestion work?

dr-universe-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – All around the world, animals are eating all kinds of different foods. Our foods might be different, but one thing is true for all of us: We have to digest. » More …

Researcher finds possible link between cattle, human disease

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor William C. Davis and colleagues published a case report last month that provides more evidence that two gastrointestinal diseases, one in cattle the other in people, may be linked. » More …

Rabies vaccine found effective even after warm storage

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

felix-lankester-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team determined rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs. » More …